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Woman Arrested in Infant's Death

July 05, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

Detectives have arrested a 22-year-old Compton woman they believe is the mother of a week-old infant whose body was found partially buried in a backyard, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff's office.

Anabel Medina was booked on suspicion of murder Wednesday, a day after two children found the body, identified as that of Samantha Gonzalez, in the backyard of a home on South Butler Avenue in Compton, Deputy Richard Pena said.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said the baby died of hypothermia and dehydration.

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